Kristofferson is the first album by Kris Kristofferson, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music) on Monument Records. Many of the songs on the album were already hits as they had been recorded by other artists when Kristofferson was primarily known as a songwriter. In spite of this, the album was initially a commercial disappointment, although it reached number 10 on the country album charts.
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Though many of Kris Kristofferson’s iconic country songs were popularized by other singers (take "Me and Bobby McGee" and "For the Good Times," for instance), it remains remarkable to hear them delivered in his own strong yet tender voice. His take on the latter sounds more like wounded pillow talk than a dramatic farewell, as Ray Price once read it, while the guitar-based "Breakdown (A Long Way from Home)" sees Kristofferson singing like a troubadour, weaving his poetically written words with a powerful, understated subtlety. The Essential Kris Kristofferson Kris. Though many of Kris Kristofferson’s iconic country songs were popularized by other singers (take "Me and Bobby McGee" and "For the Good Times," for instance), it remains remarkable to hear them delivered in his own strong yet tender voice.
The foundation of Kris Kristofferson’s reputation as a songwriter is comprised of material from his first two albums, which fills up the first disc of this collection. During that time he injected an audaciously erudite sensibility into the candid, small-town storytelling of country music. Due to licensing disagreements, there are no selections from Kristofferson’s two brilliant comeback albums 1995’s A Moment of Forever and 2003’s This Old Road.
The Essential Kris Kristofferson is a 37-track, 2-CD compilation and career retrospective for Kris Kristofferson. The compilation was released in 2004 and covers the period 1969-1999, although it focuses heavily on the years 1969-1971. Disc 1 covers only this period, spotlighting tracks from his first two albums, while Disc 2 mostly covers the rest of the 1970s, with only four songs from the 1980s (including one by The Highwaymen) and one from the 1990s. The Essential Kris Kristofferson. This Old Road is an album by Kris Kristofferson, released in 2006 on New West Records. The underlying theme of the record is a retrospective and reflective look at what Kristofferson deems to have been important elements of his life. It was his first album of new material since 1995's A Moment of Forever, which was also produced by Don Was. Kristofferson re-recorded two of his songs for the album.
Ray Benson, Jason Boland, Kris Kristofferson, Kacey Musgraves, Whiskey Myers, Randy Rogers. 2016 Live from RCA Studios 1972. Live at the Big Sur Folk Festival. 2016 Live at the Big Sur Folk Festival. Broken Freedom Song: Live from San Francisco.
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On the evidence of his first collection of songs, Kristofferson was ahead of his country music peers in realizing that, despite Nashville's conservative political tilt, there was a natural affinity between the country archetype of a hard-drinking, romantically independent loner and the rock & roll archetype of a drug-taking, romantically free hippie.
The two-CD Essential Kris Kristofferson compilation isn't a balanced retrospective of his lengthy career, heavily emphasizing his 1969-1971 recordings, which in fact comprise all of disc one. And it doesn't represent many of his albums at all (particularly the ones not done for Monument or Columbia), including just one post-1985 track. On the other hand, for the vast majority of Kristofferson listeners who want a best-of that offers more than a single-disc greatest-hits anthology can, it serves its purpose well.
Kris Kristofferson has been making things happen his entire life. Born in Texas and raised in a military family, he was a Golden Gloves boxer who studied creative writing at Pomona College in California. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate earned a Rhodes scholarship to study literature at Oxford, where he boxed, played rugby and continued to write songs. After graduating from Oxford, Kristofferson served in the army as an Airborne Ranger helicopter pilot and achieved the rank of Captain